As a pianist, composer and music educator, Aaron Krister Johnson is an active soloist and accompanist. He is a member of the Ducati Piano Trio, which presents informative concerts introducing classical music to Chicago's inner city school children. He also solos at local churches and Universities.
After receiving his undergratuate degree at SUNY Purchase, he completed his graduate studies at Northwestern University. He has studied under Steven Lubin, Donald Isaak, Solomon Mikowsky and David Schrader.
He has performed a wide variety of styles on piano, harpsichord and organ and has collaborated with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Childrens' Choir, and Light Opera Works.
He also founded Midwest Microfest (www.midwestmicrofest.org), a concert series started in 2007 in Chicago, dedicated to the advocacy and performance of works of microtonal music.
He currently has an electro-acoustic duo with percussionist Andy Hasenpflug, called "divide by pi", where he plays the synthesizer. The two perform experimental, highly colorful and energetic improvisations with a stongly eclectic style. For more information, check out their website at http://www.dividebypi.com
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